For the first time all season, Notre Dame basketball has out together back-to-back wins in conference play.
The Notre Dame basketball team took down the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon to notch their first winning streak in ACC play during the 2019-20 college basketball season.
The Irish were led in scoring by John Mooney’s 28 points. On his way to that total, he passed the 1,000-point mark for his collegiate career. He also grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Mike Brey’s club in that category.
T.J. Gibbs had a solid afternoon as well, scoring 19. Rex Pflueger hit also double digits in scoring with 13 points. It was only the fourth time he has hit double digits his season, and the first time he has done so since Nov. 26.
Dane Goodwin had a solid outing for Notre Dame off the bench, scoring 14 points and hauling in five rebounds.
The Irish played a clean, efficient game, which obviously helped them get the win. They shot 47.1 percent from the field, hit nine of their 24 three point attempts (37.5 percent) and hit 23 of their 28 free throws. Those numbers at the charity stripe were huge, as Georgia Tech only shot 12 foul shots thanks to Notre Dame only committing nine fouls all game.
Prentice Hubb was a bit of an unsung hero during the game. He didn’t shoot well, but he logged five assists to just one turnover.
Notre Dame is now 13-8 overall and 4-6 in conference play. They are only two games out of a tie for fourth place at this point, in what is a top-heavy and largely unimpressive ACC this season.
Up next, Notre Dame basketball will look to keep its ACC win streak alive when they host Pitt on Wednesday. The Panthers host Miami tomorrow, but as of now they have lost two straight and are also 13-8 overall and 4-6 in conference.
Suffice to say, that game is a must-win for both teams as they jockey for seeding for the ACC tournament.